Snapshot: police spending, 2012

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Oct. 17, 2013
The map and chart show police spending, as a percent of general fund expenditures. Communities spending more tend to be in the eastern and central parts of the state. The data, from the Department of Revenue, is for fiscal 2012.
ABINGTON6.6130
ABINGTON6.6130
ACTON4.3272
ACUSHNET6.8113
ADAMS9.719
AGAWAM5.8189
ALFORD2.8302
AMESBURY6.6130
AMHERST6.7122
ANDOVER5.6212
AQUINNAH15.11
ARLINGTON5.8189
ASHBURNHAM6.8113
ASHBY12.34
ASHFIELD2.8302
ASHLAND6178
ATHOL9.523
ATTLEBORO6.8113
AUBURN8.648
AVON10.213
AYER8.458
BARNSTABLE8.939
BARRE5.5217
BECKET4.1278
BEDFORD4.6263
BELCHERTOWN4.3272
BELLINGHAM6.6130
BELMONT6.6130
BERKLEY4.1278
BERLIN7.488
BERNARDSTON5.7200
BEVERLY7.873
BILLERICA5.8189
BLACKSTONE7.392
BLANDFORD1.3321
BOLTON4.7257
BOSTON12.43
BOURNE7.392
BOXBOROUGH6.9112
BOXFORD4.8252
BOYLSTON7.969
BRAINTREE8.262
BREWSTER5.9182
BRIDGEWATER7.2101
BRIMFIELD1.9312
BROCKTON6.8113
BROOKFIELD4.8252
BROOKLINE7.392
BUCKLAND4.6263
BURLINGTON7109
CAMBRIDGE7.778
CANTON6.4147
CARLISLE5.4220
CARVER5.8189
CHARLEMONT2.8302
CHARLTON1016
CHATHAM5.9182
CHELMSFORD5.5217
CHELSEA7.392
CHESHIRE1.7314
CHESTER1.7314
CHESTERFIELD1.5316
CHICOPEE6.7122
CHILMARKNANA
CLARKSBURG2.5308
CLINTON7.488
COHASSET5.7200
COLRAIN2.6306
CommunityPolice percent spent of general expenditures 2012Rank
CONCORD5.4220
CONWAY2.3310
CUMMINGTON1.2323
DALTON6.7122
DANVERS7.392
DARTMOUTH8.648
DEDHAMNANA
DEERFIELD6.1172
DENNIS9.818
DIGHTON6.8113
DOUGLAS6.3157
DOVER6.4147
DRACUT6.2164
DUDLEY9.719
DUNSTABLE11.57
DUXBURY6.7122
EAST BRIDGEWATER5.2230
EAST BROOKFIELD7.778
EASTHAM8.648
EASTHAMPTON6.5139
EAST LONGMEADOW4.3272
EASTON6.1172
EDGARTOWN8.648
EGREMONT8.939
ERVING3.8285
ESSEX8.458
EVERETT7.1103
FAIRHAVEN7.684
FALL RIVER9.232
FALMOUTH4.9247
FITCHBURG7.1103
FLORIDA0.1333
FOXBOROUGH5.5217
FRAMINGHAM5.9182
FRANKLIN4.6263
FREETOWN9.719
GARDNER5.9182
GEORGETOWN6.5139
GILL6.3157
GLOUCESTER6.2164
GOSHEN2.9300
GOSNOLDNANA
GRAFTON4.3272
GRANBY5.2230
GRANVILLE2.6306
GREAT BARRINGTON7.586
GREENFIELD6.5139
GROTON6.1172
GROVELAND9.326
HADLEY7.873
HALIFAX6.3157
HAMILTON5.8189
HAMPDEN10.89
HANCOCK0.2332
HANOVER5.7200
HANSON9.326
HARDWICK8.164
HARVARD5.1236
HARWICH6.1172
HATFIELDNANA
HAVERHILL6.4147
HAWLEY0.1333
HEATH1327
HINGHAM5.8189
HINSDALENANA
HOLBROOK6.7122
HOLDEN5.6212
HOLLAND2.9300
HOLLISTON4.9247
HOLYOKE8.843
HOPEDALE5.8189
HOPKINTON4.1278
HUBBARDSTONNANA
HUDSON5.2230
HULL8.554
HUNTINGTON2.8302
IPSWICH6178
KINGSTON7.684
LAKEVILLE6.2164
LANCASTER5.6212
LANESBOROUGH6.6130
LAWRENCE5.1236
LEE5.9182
LEICESTER6.4147
LENOX4.9247
LEOMINSTER6.8113
LEVERETT3.5293
LEXINGTON4.7257
LEYDEN2311
LINCOLN5.1236
LITTLETON4.1278
LONGMEADOW5.4220
LOWELL8.554
LUDLOW5.7200
LUNENBURG5245
LYNN6.6130
LYNNFIELD5.8189
MALDEN867
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA6.5139
MANSFIELD4.5267
MARBLEHEAD5245
MARION8.554
MARLBOROUGH7109
MARSHFIELD5.7200
MASHPEE7.778
MATTAPOISETT7.873
MAYNARD6.5139
MEDFIELD4.7257
MEDFORDNANA
MEDWAY5.2230
MELROSE4.9247
MENDON8.843
MERRIMAC6.8113
METHUEN7.778
MIDDLEBOROUGH5.8189
MIDDLEFIELD1.2323
MIDDLETON5.4220
MILFORD6.4147
MILLBURY5.7200
MILLIS6.7122
MILLVILLE8.554
MILTON8.648
MONROENANA
MONSON3299
MONTAGUE9.133
MONTEREY5.7200
MONTGOMERYNANA
MOUNT WASHINGTONNANA
NAHANT12.92
NANTUCKET8.262
NATICK5.3227
NEEDHAM4.5267
NEW ASHFORDNANA
NEW BEDFORD9.719
NEW BRAINTREE5.1236
NEWBURY6.3157
NEWBURYPORT6.1172
NEW MARLBOROUGH2.4309
NEW SALEM3.7289
NEWTON6178
NORFOLK5.8189
NORTH ADAMS4.7257
NORTHAMPTON6.7122
NORTH ANDOVER6178
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH5.6212
NORTHBOROUGH4.8252
NORTHBRIDGE4283
NORTH BROOKFIELD3.8285
NORTHFIELD4.1278
NORTH READING7109
NORTON5.1236
NORWELL5.2230
NORWOOD5.8189
OAK BLUFFS7.586
OAKHAM6.5139
ORANGE5.1236
ORLEANS9.523
OTIS1.4319
OXFORD5.6212
PALMER5.9182
PAXTON8.361
PEABODY7.778
PELHAM3.8285
PEMBROKE5.7200
PEPPERELL937
PERU3.3297
PETERSHAM5.3227
PHILLIPSTON7.873
PITTSFIELD6.6130
PLAINFIELD1327
PLAINVILLE3.7289
PLYMOUTH6.4147
PLYMPTON9.425
PRINCETON8.746
PROVINCETOWN10.511
QUINCY9.326
RANDOLPH7.1103
RAYNHAM12.15
READING4.3272
REHOBOTH118
REVERE7.488
RICHMOND0.1333
ROCHESTER5.4220
ROCKLAND7.1103
ROCKPORT6.4147
ROWE0.9330
ROWLEY8.939
ROYALSTON4.7257
RUSSELL1327
RUTLAND4.4270
SALEM7.1103
SALISBURY10.213
SANDISFIELD1.9312
SANDWICH5.4220
SAUGUS7.778
SAVOY0.4331
SCITUATE6.2164
SEEKONK7.2101
SHARON5.3227
SHEFFIELD5.1236
SHELBURNE6.2164
SHERBORN6.2164
SHIRLEY7.488
SHREWSBURY4.5267
SHUTESBURY3.5293
SOMERSET5.1236
SOMERVILLE867
SOUTHAMPTON5.7200
SOUTHBOROUGH3.8285
SOUTHBRIDGE6.3157
SOUTH HADLEY6.3157
SOUTHWICK8.843
SPENCER11.66
SPRINGFIELD7.392
STERLINGNANA
STOCKBRIDGE7.873
STONEHAM5.4220
STOUGHTON7.392
STOW5.7200
STURBRIDGE6.8113
SUDBURY3.5293
SUNDERLAND4.8252
SUTTON5.7200
SWAMPSCOTT6.7122
SWANSEA9.326
TAUNTON7.392
TEMPLETONNANA
TEWKSBURY6.4147
TISBURY6.6130
TOLLANDNANA
TOPSFIELD5.1236
TOWNSEND7.969
TRURO1016
TYNGSBOROUGH8.164
TYRINGHAM5.9182
UPTON9.133
UXBRIDGE4.7257
WAKEFIELD6.3157
WALES1.4319
WALPOLE6.1172
WALTHAM9.133
WARE6.2164
WAREHAM10.312
WARREN8.939
WARWICK1.5316
WASHINGTON1.1326
WATERTOWN7.969
WAYLAND3.7289
WEBSTERNANA
WELLESLEY4.6263
WELLFLEET9.326
WENDELL1.3321
WENHAM7.392
WESTBOROUGH3.4296
WEST BOYLSTON6.2164
WEST BRIDGEWATER9.133
WEST BROOKFIELD937
WESTFIELD6.5139
WESTFORD5.2230
WESTHAMPTON1.2323
WESTMINSTER8.458
WEST NEWBURY7.1103
WESTON4.2277
WESTPORT8.164
WEST SPRINGFIELD8.746
WEST STOCKBRIDGE4283
WEST TISBURY6.6130
WESTWOOD4.8252
WEYMOUTH8.648
WHATELY3.3297
WHITMAN10.710
WILBRAHAM6.5139
WILLIAMSBURG3.7289
WILLIAMSTOWN6.4147
WILMINGTON6.4147
WINCHENDON4.4270
WINCHESTER4.9247
WINDSOR1.5316
WINTHROP6.8113
WOBURN7.969
WORCESTER9.326
WORTHINGTONNANA
WRENTHAM5.7200
YARMOUTH10.213
SOURCE: Department of Revenue